Superintendent-Jim Kalisch, Lincoln
Assistant Superintendent-Fred Baxendale, Lincoln
- Specimens in display collections should be mounted properly and labeled with location, date of collection, name of collector, and order name. Follow mounting and labeling instructions in the Nebraska 4-H Entomology Manual. Boxes are preferred to be 12" high X 18" wide, and landscape orientation, so they fit in display racks. Purchase of commercially-made boxes is allowed. All specimens must be from the collector.
- All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair. Exhibitors may, and should, correct and update collections for competition at the State Fair.
- Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details.
DIVISION 800 - ENTOMOLOGY
- Entomology Display, First-Year Project (Class I). Collection to consist of 25 or more different kinds (species) of insects representing at least 6 orders. Limit of one box.
- Entomology Display, Second-Year Project (Class II). Collection to consist of a minimum of 50 kinds (species) of insects representing at least 8 orders. Replace damaged or poorly mounted specimens. About 25 species should be present from after July 1 of the previous year. Limit 2 boxes.
- Entomology Display, Third-Year or More Project (Class III). Collection to consist of a minimum of 75 kinds (species) of insects representing at least 10 orders. Replace damaged or poorly mounted specimens. About 25 species should be present from after July 1 of previous year. Limit of 3 boxes.
- Special Interest Display (Class IV). Educational display developed according to interests and abilities. Each display should be self-explanatory so that the audience can understand it without help. Examples include a specialty collection of insects by group (e.g. butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies, scarab beetles) or by subject (e.g. insect pests of corn, aquatic insects, insect mimicry). Other displays include a research project with a report, a journal of an entomological activity, a poster display, an insect scrapbook, or artwork. Research project reports should discuss methods, results, and what was learned. Poster displays should be no larger than 22" x 28". Three-dimensional displays such as artwork, models and dioramas are restricted to a base area no larger than 22” x 28” and a height of no more than 24”. Artwork should include brief information about the work.
- Insect Habitats (Class V). Habitats consist of any hand-crafted objects, made of natural or artificial materials, placed outdoors, which promote or conserve insects in the environment. Insects may include bee pollinators, butterflies, beneficial insects, etc. A one-page report must accompany the exhibit.
- Macrophotography (Class VI). Subjects should be insects, spiders or other arthropods, or any nests, webs or constructions they make. All exhibit prints should be 8½” x 11” and mounted on rigid, black 11” X 14” poster or mat board. Either orientation is acceptable. No frames are allowed. A short caption explaining the subject, printed on white paper, should be glued below the print on the poster or mat board.